Spicy Cajun Seafood Boil  

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: approx. 50 min | Serves: 6-8


Seafood Boil:

  • Cajun seasoning mix, divided (see ingredients below)
  • 3 lb. Tasteful Selections® potatoes (Recipe favorite: Seafood Boilers Ruby Sensation)
  • 1 head garlic, cloves separated and peeled
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 4 lemons, 3 cut in half for cooking; 1 cut into wedges for serving
  • ¼ c. salt
  • 8 small sweet red peppers
  • 3 jalapeño peppers
  • 1 package (14 oz.) smoked sausage, cut into 3″ pieces
  • 3-4 cobs sweet corn, cleaned
  • 4-5 lbs. live crawfish
  • 2 lbs. shrimp
  • 2 lbs. mussels
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted

Cajun Seasoning:

  • 2 tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp. celery salt
  • 2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. black pepper
  • 1 ½ tbsp. salt


Fill a four gallon stockpot 2/3 full with water and bring to a boil over high heat. In a small bowl, combine all of the Cajun seasoning ingredients and set aside. To the stockpot, add potatoes, garlic, onion, 6 lemon halves, salt and half of the seasoning mix. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 10 minutes. Add peppers, sausage and corn and bring to a boil; cook for an additional 5 minutes. Add crawfish and return to a boil. Add shrimp and mussels and cook for 5-8 minutes more, or until mussels open and shrimp turn color. Remove from heat and drain. Add the other half of seasoning mix and butter and toss together. Cover the stockpot and let it steam for a few minutes. Serve with fresh lemon wedges.

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